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English definition of “withdrawal”

withdrawal

noun [U] (NO CONTACT)    /wɪðˈdrɔː.əl/ US  /-ˈdrɑː-/
behaviour in which someone prefers to be alone and does not want to talk to other people: Withdrawal is a classic symptom of depression.Shy and modestAnxious and worriedNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
(Definition of withdrawal noun (NO CONTACT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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